Access to weapons in Poland has evolved over the years. This weapon was put into circulation more than 150 years ago. It played the role of the basic weapon on the battlefield, which is why in the times of the Second Polish Republic, certain regulations were created stating that we could purchase black powder weapons in the same way as firearms. These regulations were in force until 1961. On January 31, 1961, the permit for weapons that were created before 1850 was redundant. So you could own any firearm that was manufactured just before that year. The exceptions were replicas of these weapons, as well as their museum versions, for which we had to obtain permission. But what is the situation now?

Black powder gun without permission

Currently, you do not legally need a permit for firearms that are separately loaded and were manufactured before 1885. Also, you do not need to have documents for replicas of such weapons. The whole thing is regulated by the Act on Weapons and Ammunition, in the case of black powder devices, it is Article 11, Act 10. In short, in order to purchase such weapons, it is enough to be over 18 years old.

Black powder weapons and their carrying, transporting

Due to the fact that the act contains an entry that you can walk with a loaded gun, it means that we can also legally carry it through public places. However, despite everything, when transporting it, we should pay attention to the applicable regulations regarding the transfer of such equipment in certain situations. Such aspects are regulated by articles 32 and 35. According to article 35, we can carry such weapons, provided that they are transported in such a way that unauthorized persons cannot access them. In addition, it is worth noting that you are not allowed to carry a weapon with you if you plan to consume alcohol.

Black powder what is worth knowing about it?

Do not buy powder other than the factory one directly from the manufacturer, as its use may result in injury or even loss of life. In addition, the use of a self-made substance is illegal.

Where can we shoot?

According to the current provisions supported by Article 45, such weapons can only be fired at shooting ranges. The exception, however, is the moment when an uninvited guest appears on our plot, in which case you can shoot to scare the person away, but what should be noted is that you must not aim and shoot at another person.

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Powder handling and dispensing

We are able to easily transport and dispense black powder using a powder gun. Some specialists propose an alternative solution, i.e. the use of Eppendorf tubes. The advantage of such tubes is the ability to prepare more powder, with which we will be able to shoot even several hundred shots without the need to prepare the required substance again. Thanks to which we will be able to feel more joy and adrenaline while shooting, focusing only on one activity while forgetting about the world around us.